NGC 4517

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Coordinates: Sky map 12h 32m 45.586s, +00° 06′ 54.14″

NGC 4517
Composed image from visible and infrared light gathered by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 12h 32m 45.586s[2]
Declination+00° 06′ 54.14″[2]
Helio radial velocity1131 km/s[2]
Distance40 million ly[1]
Apparent magnitude (B)12.4
Apparent size (V)10.733 x 1.717 82[2]
Other designations
PGC 41618, RFGC 2315, Z 14-63, FGC 1455, 2MASX J12324558+0006541, TC 225, Z 1230.2+0024, GNY 1, MCG+00-32-020, UGC 7694, IRAS 12301+0023, 2MFGC 9881, UZC J123245.6+000649, IRAS F12301+0023, NGC 4437, UZC J123245.6+000648, KPG 344b, PSCz Q12301+0023, 2XMMi J123245.4+000655
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4517 is a spiral galaxy located approximately 40 million light-years away in the constellation of Virgo. It was discovered in 1784 by William Herschel.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "A spiral galaxy crowned by a star". ESA/Hubble Picture of the Week. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Search Results for NGC 4517". Astronomical Database. SIMBAD. Retrieved 14 August 2013.